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Thuso Mbedu flies South African flag high in Hollywood

Written by: Elizabeth Kgabane

Issa talented and hard-working girl magic!

Award-winning actress and two-time Emmy Nominee Thuso Mbedu gears to lead SA in Hollywood after being cast as the first South African actress lead in a Hollywood TV series.

Mbedu has been cast as Cora, the lead character of Barry Jenkins Amazon series based on the Colson Whitehead book The Underground Railroad.

Whitehead’s award-winning novel unpacks a runaway slave story with tensions that pull in opposite directions.

Congratulations are in order for Mbedu as she rises to greater heights in the US.

She was amazed and short for words at this cast, read more on Instagram.




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